The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 115 112 79
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -33
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 26 30 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.84% 1.02% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.10% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £328 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £425 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £369
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £19.50 £33.30
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -41.44%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2902 2732 1929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.01% 92.86% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1852 1800 1160
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 169 125
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +20.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.83 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DBA in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DBA across the South West region.

DBA Daily Rate Trend in the South West

DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA across the South West region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

DBA Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DBA across the South West region.

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

DBA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the South West region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +2 6 £338 +1.50%
Gloucestershire +1 6 £408 - 1
Dorset +5 5 £375 +11.11% 3
Wiltshire -3 4 £330 -19.01% 3
Bristol +1 2 £313 -26.47% 5
Devon -7 1 £288 -8.73% 1
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DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with DBA in their job title.

1 62 (69.66%) SQL
2 49 (55.06%) SQL Server
3 37 (41.57%) Security Cleared
4 36 (40.45%) Oracle
5 34 (38.20%) Performance Tuning
6 33 (37.08%) Oracle Database
7 24 (26.97%) SC Cleared
7 24 (26.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 22 (24.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (21.35%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (17.98%) ETL
10 16 (17.98%) Oracle EBS
10 16 (17.98%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (16.85%) Microsoft
11 15 (16.85%) PL/SQL
12 14 (15.73%) DV Cleared
13 13 (14.61%) Windows
13 13 (14.61%) Business Intelligence
14 12 (13.48%) Relational Database
15 11 (12.36%) Open Source
15 11 (12.36%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (12.36%) Database Tuning
15 11 (12.36%) Oracle Database 11g
16 10 (11.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 10 (11.24%) PostgreSQL
16 10 (11.24%) Linux
16 10 (11.24%) MongoDB
16 10 (11.24%) NoSQL
17 9 (10.11%) Database Security
17 9 (10.11%) T-SQL

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.74%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (1.12%) GlassFish
2 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.12%) IIS
2 1 (1.12%) JBoss
2 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (8.99%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.25%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (17.98%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (8.99%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (6.74%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.12%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) SAN
2 3 (3.37%) LAN
3 1 (1.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (55.06%) SQL Server
2 33 (37.08%) Oracle Database
3 24 (26.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (24.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (21.35%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (17.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (13.48%) Relational Database
8 11 (12.36%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (12.36%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (11.24%) MongoDB
9 10 (11.24%) NoSQL
9 10 (11.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (11.24%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (6.74%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (6.74%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (5.62%) OLAP
11 5 (5.62%) OLAP Cube
12 3 (3.37%) SSDT
12 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (3.37%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Toad
1 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.12%) Hudson
3 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (5.62%) Banking
2 4 (4.49%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.25%) .NET
1 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.12%) J2EE
2 1 (1.12%) COM
2 1 (1.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Replication
2 7 (7.87%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.74%) Clustering
4 5 (5.62%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (4.49%) NHS
6 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.25%) Statistics
8 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.12%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.61%) Windows
2 10 (11.24%) Linux
3 7 (7.87%) UNIX
4 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (6.74%) Solaris
5 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.25%) SUSE
6 2 (2.25%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (38.20%) Performance Tuning
2 16 (17.98%) ETL
3 13 (14.61%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (12.36%) Database Tuning
4 11 (12.36%) Open Source
5 9 (10.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (10.11%) Database Security
6 7 (7.87%) Migration
7 6 (6.74%) High Availability
8 5 (5.62%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (5.62%) Performance Improvement
8 5 (5.62%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.49%) Use Case
10 3 (3.37%) ITIL
10 3 (3.37%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.37%) Kimball Methodology
10 3 (3.37%) Change Data Capture
10 3 (3.37%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (3.37%) Dimensional Modelling
11 2 (2.25%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 62 (69.66%) SQL
2 15 (16.85%) PL/SQL
3 9 (10.11%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
4 4 (4.49%) Java
5 3 (3.37%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (41.57%) Security Cleared
2 24 (26.97%) SC Cleared
3 14 (15.73%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.25%) MCITP
4 2 (2.25%) MCDBA
4 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.12%) OCP
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.12%) Degree
5 1 (1.12%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (6.74%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (3.37%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 36 (40.45%) Oracle
2 15 (16.85%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.49%) Sun
3 4 (4.49%) Siebel
4 3 (3.37%) Red Gate
5 2 (2.25%) Citrix
6 1 (1.12%) Cerner
6 1 (1.12%) Informatica
6 1 (1.12%) NetApp
6 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.12%) VMware
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